Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe 10:30AM - 5:00PM EST
  • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 06:30 AM to 01:00 PM



Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: Train for Change
Instructor: Claire E. Wilcox, MD


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 5.00
Upon completion of the training, participants will earn 5 NAADAC Continuing Education Credits (CE’s).


This session will review the growing evidence that some foods can act on the brain in ways that are similar to drugs of abuse, and that these effects can lead to addictive behavior around food, causing loss of control of eating, and physiologic symptoms, such as withdrawal.

We will also shed light on several ongoing controversies: namely is the “food addiction” model truly valid, and, if so, is it useful for improving the health and wellbeing of people who struggle with overeating? Finally, we will review the current evidence-based approaches for the treatment of obesity and eating disorders associated with binge eating and some recent studies on promising effective approaches to treat food addiction, in particular. We will conclude by proposing ways that the food addiction construct can be applied, today, to support recovery from overeating.